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PART 1: Initial Application

  • Log on to Symplicity and set a password.
  • Go to APPLY FOR PROGRAM and search for "USC in Costa Rica", "USC in Italy", "USC in Taiwan" or "USC in the Galapagos". 
  • Complete and submit the program application online.
  • Pay the $150 Study Abroad Fee
  • Complete the Global Classroom Online Orientation & Quiz (works best with Mozilla Firefox):
    1. Log into Blackboard and click on the "Community" tab
    2. On the left, under "Organization Search", type in "study abroad orientation"
    3. Click "Go". Blackboard will search and come back with the "Browse Organization Catalog" page. The "Study Abroad Orientation" organization will be listed under its ID of “STUDY-ABROAD-ORIEN”
    4. Hover over the organization ID to get the small gray action arrow to the right of the ID
    5. Click on the arrow, and select "Enroll"
    6. You will be required to add the access code to enroll. Type in the word "orientation".
    7. Watch Global Classroom Online Orientation video and complete Global Classroom Online Orientation quiz.

PART 2: Upon Acceptance into Program